Confusion Gods - At The Gates Of Confusion

Confusion Gods is a band from Italy and they started in 1997 as a black metal band. After gigs and rehearsels they recorded their first demo "Darkened" in 2006 and released it by themselves. And now after some line up changes the band recorded again a demo called "At The Gates Of Confusion". The band i snot playing black metal anymore like in the b...

26/02/2009

Desecration - Gore And Perversion 2

A little story about this disc. 10 Years ago this was the debut of Desecration but due to the images, lyrics it was banned by society. Even the members were arrested. The album was released tru a copy version with bad quality. Now they recorded it because it deserves it. The strength of the songs are still there. Razorblade riffing, brutal vocals a...

26/02/2009

Drawn And Quartered - Hail Infernal Darkness

Drawn And Quartered is a torturing method from the Middle Ages. Drawn And Quartered is a torturing method from the present. Huh? Yes, D&Q is a band that is around since the early 90s and spewing black death metal. Its so evil, dark, massive, powerful it is almost inhuman. On the whole album there is no single dropdown of weakness. Tracks that v...

26/02/2009

Eternal Lies - Spiritual Deception

Formed in 1998 this Swedish band plays Death Metal in swedish style. Two things that attract the attention first are the great drumwork with nice patterns and the sheering guitarmelodies (no leads). Together with the aggressive vocals the songs are speeding with technical skillz keeping the songs clear. The songs are changing tempo often. They were...

26/02/2009

Haemorrhage - The Kill Sessions

Originally calling themselves Devourment, they later renamed themselves Haemorrhage. While this is not a bad thing, I am quite sure theres a few guys in Texas who are glad they did change there name. Haemorrhage have been at the forefront of what we all consider goregrind since 1990. From demos to current releases, they have been apart of more than...

26/02/2009

Little Dead Bertha - In Memorium Premortis

Little Dead Bertha is a Russian metal band that was founded in 1994 and played thrash metal. When a second guitarist and a violin player were add to the band they switched style to dark doom death like My Dying Bride, Amorphis or Paradise Lost. This album was originally released as a tape but here in 2007 it is remastered and put on CD. The sound...

26/02/2009

Medication - Promo 2002

This is a five song promo of a new band called Medication. Probably never heard of them but it has some well known names. Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly), Whit Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, Life Of Agony) and Roy Mayorga (Ozzy Osbourne). The kind of metal they play has nothing to do with the pre mentioned bands. Slow songs with sometime a heavy part and...

26/02/2009

Partenos Petras - De Anarchia Obscurorum Seculorum

Lord Milos was a band from Italy that release 1 demo and was stopped by Zeder in 2002. After this break he started a new black metal band called Partenos Petras together with Othis and Silas. Their first release is this EP with an impossible name to pronounce with straight forward black metal mixed with slightly death and thrash edges. They add som...

26/02/2009

Raise Hell - City Of The Damned

Before listening to this album just grab some beercan out of the fridge, put on your Destruction tshirt and your spikes and tune in your airguitar. And now press the play button and there we go. Thrash metal in a pure form. Not pure in the sense of originality or renewing but just cliche thrash metal and heard before riffs. Vocals are like Schmier...

26/02/2009

Shorts & Churchbells - Reason To Complain

The band was formed in 1999 by Tomas (guitar) and Remo (drums). In 2001 recorded their 1st album, in 2002 their 2nd and now in 2006 their 3rd one. On this disc you get 9 tracks of thrash metal with a bit of death metal. Vocals either growling or hardcore screaming. Tempo is divided into fast up tempo or moshing midparts. Pity that the guitars are s...

26/02/2009

Stigma - Metamorphosis

A young band from Italy that plays death core (with steps to hardcore, grind and death metal) and not that bad considering their age. Brutal vocals, up tempo songs with the necessary tempo and melody changes and thick guitarsound (no leads). The duration of the songs are not that long with 5 tracks in 13 minutes. The songs are solid and with enough...

26/02/2009

XSaviour - Caleidoscope

XSavior (Sweden) are reaching out to touch the depths of your soul with this form of progressive metal. Creating an atmosphere like floating in cosmic enlightenment, the music is layered in every detail. Every single song totally different in structure with unexpected technical passages, classically build anthems of philisophy or psychedelic effect...

26/02/2009

Arrival - An abstract Of Inertia

Started out as an one man project by Sinkkonen in 1999 and he recorded a demo tape with simple songs and the sound was quite harsh but the songs were epic and extreme. Not really promoting the tape and a cancelled deal for a 7", Arrival turned out to be a real band with 3 new members. After the second promo people got interested. And now their is t...

26/02/2009

Beyond The Rage - Path To Annihilation

Second effort of this Italian melodic death metal quartet. After their previous demo "Solitude Life" you get on this demo four new songs. Well, actually three as the first one is an intro. "Ecstasy Of Death" takes off in a fast tempo with screaming vocals (but he is also grunting) and thrash riffing that sometimes sounding a bit cliche... but there...

26/02/2009

Calmsite - The Erector

After some demos (2 of them reviewed already) they now bring out a full lenght. The songs of their previous 2 demos are also on this one together with some new ones. Calmsite plays their different styled influenced metal in mid tempo but with deep vocals and a bit in the rock n roll sphere. Heavy slicing guitars that gives a thick sound together wi...

26/02/2009